Due to word of mouth alone, the popularity of Sittin' Pretti's show in Everett, Washington, continues to increase, becoming more known with each passing year. This past season, we managed to send a body up to Washington to cover the show. Sittin' Pretti has been around the mini-truckin' lifestyle and truck show scene since way back in 1989. It is one of the longest-lived truck clubs around today, with its staying power shining through in its Washington state. In 2002, the show was held at Cascade High School in Everett, marking its ninth annual show.

This time, there were 146 rides in attendance. Quite a few made the journey from across the state, and some came from outside Washington. Then again, we can't forget about those brave souls who left their sled dog teams at the border and came down from The Great White North of Canada.

Some of the clubs that showed at Sittin' Pretti's Summer Slam included Visions, Magical Minis, Negative Behavior, Exotic Phantasies, Extreme Envy, Fear of Heights, IV Ever Low, USO, Twisted Creations, and Showtime. Negative Behavior took club participation with its crazy virgin runner initiation. Let's just say that diapers and various food condiments coating the virgin runner in the scorching sun makes for an interesting afternoon.

Top honors in the mini-truck category at Summer Slam went to Steve Bowles with his lowrider-style, suicide-door Mazda from USO Car Club. Jason Haase from Visions took Best Single Color Paint and First in his class with his more-than-badass blue Isuzu.

Thanks to the crew at Sittin' Pretti for putting on an outstanding show! We'll see you all this year on the Summer of Slam Tour, a five-stop tour that includes the Sittin' Pretti event.

For information on the 2003 Sittin' Pretti show or the Summer of Slam Tour, visit www.sittinpretti.com.